We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Neat Idea for Downtown JAX!”

Jacksonville Landing
Ranked #135 of 180 things to do in Jacksonville
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy inside shopping mall all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville. The Landing hosts more than 600 events each year including Florida/Georgia Weekend Celebrations, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve and TaxSlayer Bowl Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th. Weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40. The Landing also hosts a myriad of events for the community such as charity walks and runs and the Earth Day Ecology Fair. There is always something going on at The Jacksonville Landing, and a complete list of all Landing events can be found in the events section. Restaurants at The Landing provide a great view of the gorgeous St. Johns River. Visiting each restaurant is like experiencing a different cuisine and a different atmosphere each time you make your way to Downtown Jacksonville. All of the restaurants are open seven-days-a-week for lunch and dinner with the exception of Village Bread Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch. The Landing is also home to Mavericks Live, a nightclub which offers a variety of late-night entertainment plus national concert acts for a fun night full of dancing and good times.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Jacksonville landing offers a wide range of restaurants and eateries along the picturesque Jacksonville waterfront. There's something for everyone from Fionn MacCool's (probably misspelled) to Hooters. Plus some retail to round things out. Its near to other entertainment venues and downtown hotels.

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacksonville L, Director of Marketing and Events at Jacksonville Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Jacksonville Landing. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,282)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"christmas tree"
in 14 reviews
"water taxi"
in 55 reviews
"live music"
in 57 reviews
"johns river"
in 20 reviews
"riverwalk"
in 27 reviews
"stroll"
in 30 reviews
"fountain"
in 38 reviews
"vendors"
in 20 reviews
Filter

60 - 64 of 1,282 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing interesting there (not even a coffee place!) and felt a little seedy. It was the culmination of the River Walk, but made us want to turn right around.

Thank MIchael L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacksonville L, Director of Marketing & Events at Jacksonville Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Michael, we apologize for your recent experience at The Jacksonville Landing. We are working diligently to get a specialty coffee shop, however, all of our restaurants serve coffee including An Apple a Day which offers a frozen specialty coffee. Additionally, you are able to take these and sit along the river. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Downtown Jacksonville is dangerous and I would not go to the landing if you are visiting the area. There are better places to visit.

2  Thank Ortrader
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jacksonville L, Director of Marketing & Events at Jacksonville Landing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Ortrader, The Jacksonville Landing has security at all hours of the day, every day of the year. If you ever feel unsafe or need to report an incident, please call the security line at (904) 353-7575

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Met tour guide here. Very shabby condition. Restrooms in desperate need of upgrades. Too many empty store & restaurant spots.

Thank Michelle M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2017

If you ever get the chance to go to the Jacksonville Landing...skip it.

I grew up in Jacksonville and lived the better part of 30 years there. When I was a teenager in the 80's the Jacksonville Landing opened to great fanfare and that was probably the last time anyone felt it was a destination. Jacksonville had a huge river that runs through the center of the city. Its massive and bigger that most rivers you would normally encounter running through a city. Because of this the continually try to make the river and the cities North and South bank a place of interest. However for the most part the locals leave it alone.

The city is mostly dead after dark with the exception of one or two tiny areas of nightlife and the Landing is a victim of this. Nobody really goes down town for much other than work. Its not a shopping mecca as there are several large malls and shopping districts around the city and far flung from the city central.

The Landing has not been updated and forever. It feels dead. Its typically hot. And has the sad feeling of a once attractive debutante that is well past its prime but desperately trying to convince itself that its still pretty.

Despite what I have just said the views of the river on a nice day are pretty. That is what had kept me from giving it a lower score. If you find yourself downtown then popping into the landing for a quick bite wont kill you. But do not make it a destination.

1  Thank MikeS_From_Chicago
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Jacksonville Landing also viewed

 

Been to Jacksonville Landing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing